“I’m full of joy, redeemed, set free” is the slogan being used by the Evangelical Church in the Rhineland for the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation in 2017. It is taken from the opening lines of a psalm-poem by the Rhineland cabaret artist and writer Hanns Dieter Hüsch (1925-2005).

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Diversity with a common mission

Local congregations are structures that are very much alive. Whether in the countryside, in the city, within institutions, or a group of individuals, each congregation has its own distinctive profile.
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Community stretching between Emmerich and Saarbrücken

The Evangelical Church in the Rhineland (EKiR) is made up of 719 parishes, organised in 38 church districts. 2.65 million members belong to the local church congregations of the Rhineland Church.
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General map of the Rhineland Church Districts

Here you can find all the church districts of the Evangelical Church in the Rhineland.
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From the Congress of Vienna to today

The Evangelical Church in the Rhineland (EKiR) extends across the area of the former Prussian Rhine Province.
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Becoming a member

The classic way is to start with baptism, which traditionally means infant baptism. This is the base for reception into the Christian community and into the Evangelical Church.
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Contacts who can offer further help

In the Evangelical Church in the Rhineland there are numerous contact people available. The first address to turn to initially is the minister and/or paid staff members in the local parish. This is where pastoral matters, questions about baptism, confirmation, weddings and funerals will normally be dealt with. The local parish where you live has the prime responsibility for this.
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ekir.de / 22.11.2016



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